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Minnesota is 3-2 overall, including 0-2 in the Big Ten after losing to Purdue last week. Michigan State is 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Ten after it upset then-No. 7 Michigan, 14-10, last week.
With the win against rival Michigan, the Spartans are up to No. 21 in the AP Poll. Michigan State also leads Minnesota 29-17 all-time in their series. The Spartans have also beaten the Gophers the last four meetings, though the last game was in 2013.
Minnesota is 3-2 0-2 Big Ten going into the Saturday game. The Gophers average 28 points per game and are giving up 17.2 points per game.
The Gophers pass for only 169.8 yards per game, with Conor Rhoda 54-for-97 passing for 786 yards, 5 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. Only one receiver has emerged so far as a favorite target: Tyler Johnson. He has 17 catches for 366 yards and 3 touchdowns. But Minnesota has been strong on the ground with 190 yards per game.
Minnesota relies on the running back tandem of Rodney Smith and Shannon Brooks to lead the offense. Smith has 108 carries for 398 yards and 2 touchdowns. Brooks has used his 65 attempts to pick up 315 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns.
The Spartans are averaging 22.4 points per game and surrendering 16.4 points per game in their 4-1 2-0 start to the season.
QB Brian Lewerke has been Michigan State’s biggest star. Lewerke is 95-for-155 passing for 1,057 yards, 9 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions. He also leads the Spartans in rushing with 309 yards and 3 scores.